“CONNecting to Our Roots: Community, Food & New Directions ”

Call for Presentations

Thursday, July 27 – Sunday, July 30, 2017
Capital Community College, Hartford, Connecticut

To submit proposals visit

The American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) is a non-profit
organization of professionals and volunteers who seek to build community by
increasing and enhancing community gardening and greening across the United
States and Canada.

The ACGA annual conference brings together hundreds of individuals from across
the United States, Canada, and abroad, who are engaged in all aspects of
gardening and greening. The conference includes hands on workshops, keynote
speakers, and visits to community gardens, parks, schools, and other green
space throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts.

We want to hear about your work. We are seeking a diverse group of presenters
to share a wide range of information about gardening and greening, including:

• Community Gardeners
• Horticulturists
• Landscape Designers and
• Arborists and Foresters
• Open Space Advocates
• Organizers and Leaders
• Public Employees
• Parks and Planning Staff
• Teachers and other educators
• Community Food Security
• Youth
• Artists and Filmmakers
• Horticultural Therapists
• Nutritionists
• Master Gardeners

Presenters receive a $100 registration discount (split if multiple presenters)
and are responsible for paying the remaining of the conference fee. ACGA does
not cover presenters’ travel or accommodation costs. Some scholarships will be
Workshop Themes
1. Cultivating community and social justice
2. Gardening and running a community garden basics
3. Youth and school gardening
4. Innovative programs, policy , and new directions

For more information please visit:

Proposals are due by December 16th, 2016.

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